The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This Statement of Fundamental Truths is intended simply as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e., that we all speak the same thing, 1 Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:42). The phraseology employed in this statement is not inspired or contended for, but the truth set forth as held to be essential to a fullgospel ministry. No claim is made that it contains all biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.
1. The Scriptures Inspired: The scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
2. The One True God (1 Tim 3:16; Col 2:9): The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent "I Am", the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as emboding the rinciples of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Deut. 6:4; Is 43:1-11; Matt 28: 29; Luke 3:22)
3. The Lord Jesus Christ, God With Us: The Lord Jesus Christ, as to His divine and eternal nature, is the proper and only Begotten of the Father, but as to His human nature. He is the proper Son of man. He is theefore, acknowledged to be both God and man; who because He is God and man, is "Immanuel", God with us. (Matt 1:23; 1 John 4:2, 10, 14; Rev 1:13, 17)
4. The Title, Son of God: Since the name Immanuel embraces both God and man, in the one person, our Lord Jesus Christ, it follows that the title 'Son of God' describes His proper deity, and the title 'Son of Man', His proper humanity. Therefore, the title 'Son of God' belongs to the order of eternity, and the title 'Son of Man' to the order of time. (Matt 1:21-23; 2 John 3:1; 1 John 3:8; Heb 7:3; 11:1-13)
5. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ: The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
a. His virgin birth. (Matt 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35)
b. His sinless life. (Heb 7:26; 1 Pet 2:22)
c. His miracles. (Acts 2:22; 10:38)
d. His substitutionary work on the cross. (1 Cor 15:3; 2 Cor 5:21)
e. His bodily resurrection from the dead. (Matt 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor 15:4)
f. His exaltation to the right hand of God. (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Phil 2:9-11; Heb 1:3)
6. The Fall of Man: Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Gen 1:26, 27; 3:6; Rom 4:12-19)
7. The Salvation of Man: Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
a. Conditions to Salvation: Salvtion received through repentance toward God and Faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Lk 24:47; John 3:3; Rom 10:13-15; Eph 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7)
b. The Evidences of Salvation: The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Eph 4:24; Tit 2:12
8. The Ordinances of the Church:
a. Baptism in Water: The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of lifel (Matt 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48; Rom 6:4)
b. Holy Communon: The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements - bread and the fruit of the vine - is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Cor 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers "till He comes"!
9. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost: All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Lk 24:59; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Cor 12:1-31). This Experience is distinct from and subsequent to the inexperience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9). With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit ( Hohn 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Heb 12:28), in intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
10. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost: The Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4). The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same as the gift of tongues (1 Cor 12:4-10, 28), but different in purpose and use.
11. Sanctification: Sanctification is an act of separation from that whick is evil, and of dedication unto God (To 23:1,2; 1 Thess 4:23; Heb 13:12). Scriptures teach a life of "holiness" without which no man shall see the Lord (Heb 12:14). By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command; "Be ye holy, for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:15,16). Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Ro 6:1-11,13; 8:1,2,13; Gal 2:20; Phil 2:12,13; 1 Pet 1:45).
12. The Church and Its Mission: The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointment for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an entegral part of the general assembly and church of firstborn, which are written in heave (Eph 1:22,23; 2:22; Heb 12:23). Since God's purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshiped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His son, the priority reason-for-being of Dominion Outreach Mininistry Center is:
a. To be an angency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8; Matt 28:19,20; Mark 16:15,16).
b. To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Cor 12:13).
c. To be a channel of God's purpose to buld a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph 4:11-16; 1 Cor 12:28; 14:12)Dominion Outreach Ministry Center exist expressly to give continuing emphases to the reason-for-being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in te Holy Spirit. This Experience:
a. Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs (Mark 16:15-20; Acts 4:20-31; Hebrews 2:3,4)
b. Adds a necessary demension to a worshipful relationship with God (1 Cor 2:10-16; 1 Cor 12-16)
c. Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ (Gal 5:22-26; 1 Cor 14:13; Eph 4:11,12; 1 Cor 12:28; Col 1:29).